When you have root-level access to a server, it indicates that you will have full control of it. That is to say, you can set up any server-side app no matter what the changes that it'll make to the software setting on the server, and you'll be able to both access and update any file, which includes system files, and modify various settings. You can do this by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do all these things and to create other users, including users that also have full privileges. The connection can be established using a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create a separate user for your everyday work and use the root user only when you have to modify the server or to set up software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you would like to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Web Hosting
The Linux VPS web hosting that we provide are appropriate for many different purposes, depending on what you wish to install and run on them and what experience you have. When the server features the cPanel or the DirectAdmin hosting Control Panel, you'll have full root access and will be able to manage your web content through a graphical interface, while you can still set up server-side apps that may be needed by your Internet sites and even by offline apps, for instance VoIP software, media encoding software, various frameworks, etc. Devoid of Control Panel, you will also have full root-level access, but you will have to do everything using a console. If you choose to use our in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, there'll be certain root access restrictions, but this configuration is the most convenient to control. In this way, you can choose the virtual server package that you really need.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You'll have full root-level access to your dedicated server no matter which plan you select throughout the registration process, as long as the server is ordered with cPanel or DirectAdmin, or without web hosting Control Panel at all. In all of these 3 cases, you're able to modify any part of the software environment in any way you find fit, that makes our server packages suitable for multi-media applications with specific requirements which can't be covered when you use a shared website hosting account. The difference between these options is the fact that when you pick cPanel or DirectAdmin, you will have a web-based graphical interface to control a variety of server-side options and any web content which you generate or upload, whereas if you order the server with no Control Panel, you'll have to do everything with a Secure Shell console or to install a Control Panel of your own liking, if it's compatible with the Operating System which you have chosen during the registration process. With the last Control Panel option that you can select on the order page - Hepsia, the root access is restricted.